After Battery Charges Dropped, Trump Campaign Manager Goes To Hannity For Softball Interview

Hannity: “Are You A Little Annoyed, Angry, Upset That They Even Brought It Up In The First Place?”

From the April 14 edition of Fox News' Hannity:

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SEAN HANNITY (HOST): Big relief for you today. Prosecutors in Jupiter decided they're not moving forward with any charges, as it's related to the Michelle Fields incident, and I wanted to give you a chance to respond, and give your take.

COREY LEWANDOWSKI: Well, first let me say how much I am thankful for Mr. Trump and his loyalty in this very, very difficult time. You know, many other candidates, all of the other candidates in the race asked me to be fired and said I shouldn't have my chance and my day in court. And what we saw today was that they looked at the evidence, and decided there's no way they can prosecute this case and move forward. So first and foremost, I want to thank Mr. Trump, secondly I want to thank my family and my colleagues who stood by me in this difficult time. This is a huge distraction for the campaign, and should never have been. If Michelle Fields wanted to have a conversation, we could have had a conversation privately, and not made this the story that it is today, and I'm sorry this has become the story that it is today. I'm glad it's behind us, I'm glad there's no charges moving forward,and I'm ready to double my effort on this campaign to make sure Mr. Trump is elected.

HANNITY: Are you a little annoyed, angry, upset that they even brought it up in the first place? Because they had the video at the time that they so-called charged you, or were going forward with this.

LEWANDOWSKI: Well the thing is, the video came from Mr. Trump, and if he didn't have the survey equipment, you know, in the ceiling that night, this could be a completely different -- so I'm thankful that he invested the money necessary to get that video, and turn it over to the police at his own request, because he knew that the video would exonerate me, and I'm very thankful he made the investment to do that.

HANNITY: You know, things are so heated in politics is sometimes, but I tried to look at this as objectively as possible. I'd known Michelle Fields, she's been on the show, you know that, for many, many years, and I go back to her original statement, “Someone grabbed me tightly by the arm, yanked me down, I almost fell to the ground, jolted backwards.” That's just not on the tape. I looked again and again and again. and I couldn't understand that it got the amount of media attention that it actually got. When you looked at the tape, did you have a sense of relief?

LEWANDOWSKI: Well, I did. and that's why Mr. Trump released that tape.


You know, you have an individual who remembers an incident very differently than the way I remember it. I don't remember it at all, candidly, and my entire interaction with her was on that videotape. I never met her before, I've never spoken to her afterwards, so my sum total of that relationship with her was about three seconds long, and I know that sounds like a long time, but in a three-second incident, that I don't recall because it wasn't very memorable, this has really taken over a big piece of my life, and I'm glad it's behind us.


HANNITY: What's interesting to me is you're saying you never met her before. You never talked to her before, and they tried to make a big deal over the fact that, well, maybe you didn't yank her to the ground, but he said he didn't touch her, and the tape shows that he might have touched her. And I looked at that point, and I said, is that what we've gotten to in this campaign?


LEWANDOWSKI: I didn't know even anything about it, until I looked at her Twitter feed hours later, when I was being accused of being a thug. And so, look, I would have resolved this privately if that's what needed to be done, but I never had that contact. To this day, I've never spoken to Michelle Fields.


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